An offering of three frozen embryos (grade A) comprised lot 17 selling for a total of €2,640 for John Moore. The dam Ortongrange Doorman Arangatang ET VG87 won 1st Junior Heifer in-milk Emerald Expo 2018. She completes nine generations of VG/EX dams. She was purchased for 5,000 guineas at the Borderway (UK) Black & White Sale 2016. Her grand dam Kingsway Sanchez Arangatang ET EX95 2E (EX95 MS) was nominated All-Canadian five times and her maternal sister Knowlesmere Goldwyn Abrakaboom ET VG89 was Champion UK Dairy Day 2016.
Lot 18 was a further offering of three frozen embryos (grade A) same pedigree as above and sold for €2,400.
Lynbrook Bandares Arleigh (lot 42) sold for €2,600 for John Cunnane & Tim Fitzmaurice. Her dam is a potential 13th generation VG/EX. She has a projected 1st lactation yield of 9,230kgs milk, 757kgs milk solids, 3.65% protein. Sired by Wa-Del Yoder Banderas ET this December ’17 born heifer achieved a GTPI of 2366.
A summary of other lots includes;
Leagh Neblina ET (lot 22) sold for €2,400. She is a potential 11th generation VG/EX. Based on (USA) Genomic testing she has a GTPI breeding value of 2577. Sired by OCD Rodgers Franchise ET she has a PD to All. Nure Secretariat EX92 and sold with five frozen embryos sired by Progenesis Padawan.
From the same dam as lot 22 Leagh Modesty Neblina ET, GTPI 2654 (lot 10) & Leagh Bandaras Neblina, GTPI 2566 (lot 11) both sold for €2,400 respectively.
Lemrac Observer Barbara (lot 21) sold for €2,200. She is a potential 8th generation VG/EX. Her third dam is Rainyridge Talent Barbara RC EX95 who won 1st 5 year old at both the World Dairy Expo U.S.A. and also at the Royal Winter Fair, Canada in 2010. The dam of this heifer is a maternal sister to
Calbrett Supersire Barb VG86, former world-wide No.1 *RC GTPI & GLPI heifer who was sold for $265,000 at the Cormdale auction sale 2013.
Leagh Solomon Princess ET (lot 27) sold for €2,200. From the Polly family and sired by Walnutlawn Solomon her dam Leagh Masclese Pledge ET VG88 is a daughter of A-L-H Polly EX92.
Lynbrook Miller Elsa (lot 36) sold for €2,150 for John Cunnane & Tim Fitzmaurice. She is a potential 5th generation EX (excellent)and is bred from the Elsa family from whom the top German AI sire Flevo Genetics Snowman was bred. Her dam had protein to 4.00% with the grand dam having protein to 3.85%.
Lemrac Electron Egremont (lot 29) sold for €2,150. She is a potential 6th generation VG/EX. Her VG dam by O-Man CF Cricket is projected to produce 9,491kgs milk, 674kgs milk solids, 3.52% protein. Her pedigree features a sire stack including Jeeves x Mascot x Starbuck.
The sale was conducted by Taaffe Auctions at Carnaross Livestock mart. All prices are quoted excluding fees and VAT. The Moore family farm along the Offaly/Westmeath border near Rhode. John Cunnane farms outside Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo and the Fitzmaurice family farm is located near Ballyduff in North Kerry.